Perfect Sponge Cake

Quick, easy and fat-free!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz self raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • 5 oz sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. hot water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs

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Directions:

Grease and base line a 9 inch round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Sift flour and salt in a separate bowl, beat eggs on medium speed until frothy. Add sugar to egg mixture and beat on high speed until mixture thickens and you can make a figure 8 in the mix. Takes about 5 minutes.

Add the hot water and vanilla, dribbling them down at the side of the bowl and mix in lightly, then fold in the flour GENTLY.

Pour into pan and bake in top half of oven for approx 30-40 minutes until cake shrinks slightly from sides of pan and a finger pressed lightly in the center of cake makes no imprint.

Turn out on to a cake cooler, remove base lining carefully, and allow to cool.

When cooled, slice horizontally very carefully and fill with jam or cream. You can ice the top and decorate to your own preference.

Servings: 8-10
Time:15 Minutes Preparation Time
30-40 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: Domestic science class at school over 30 years ago!

By Cett from Malta, Europe

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Can you give me recipes for simple sponge cake preparation?

Aparna from Sandiego CA

Answers:

Sponge Cake Recipes

Hi Aparna: I have 3 different recipes-one low calorie, one "perfect sponge cake", and one Mom's- can't -fail- spongecake. I'm sending the low calorie one and if you want the others, just email me and I will send them on to you.

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Low Calorie Spongecake (350 degrees F)

In small saucepan heat milk until bubbles form around edge of pan. Remove from heat, set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift flour with baking powder, salt, set aside.

In small bowl, beat eggs at high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is smooth and well blended-about 5 minutes.

At low speed, blend in flour mixture just until smooth. Add warm milk and lemon peel, beating just until combined.
Pour batter immediately into an ungreased 9 inch angel food pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Invert pan over neck of botle. Let cool completely.

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Can dust with powdered sugar.

(11/30/2006)

By arsonhorse

Sponge Cake Recipes

I also would like the other 2 recipes but do not know how to email you to request them. (11/30/2006)

By summergirl

Sponge Cake Recipes

Since arsonhorse offered these in her post, I am assuming that it is ok to forward them. Arsonhorse, my apologies if you did not intend for them to be posted

Sponge cake recipes

First one:

Beat egg yolks until lemon colored; add sugar slowly a tablespoon at at time. Add vanilla and gradually, the flour. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold yolk mixture into stiff egg white mixture. Bake in greased pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes, remove from pan.

GREAT FOR STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE!

Second one:

Line 2 greased 9 inch round cake pans with waxed paper; grease and flour waxed paper, set aside.
In large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks for 2 minutes. Add 3/4 cup sugar; beat for 3 minutes or until mixture is thick and lemon colored. Beat in vanilla.

In another large bowl and with CLEAN BEATERS, beat egg whites and salt on med. speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form.

Fold flour into egg yolk mixture a third at a time. Stir in a third of the whites. Fold in remaining whites.

Spread batter into prepared pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


Can put lemon curd, pudding, or any thing else between layers to suit your taste
(01/24/2007)

By summergirl

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